On Friday, the fourth and final test between India and Australia will take place at the Gabba.
The series is tantalisingly poised at 1-1; to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the injury-ravaged visitors need a draw while Australia needs a win to regain the same.
Australia, which failed to win in Sydney after dominating the Test for Wide Swathes, is under pressure. Nevertheless, as they have not lost a Test at the venue since 1988, the hosts would fancy a series victory at the Gabba.
Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith’s pair are in good shape, but Australia will have to do without Will Pucovski, who was injured in the previous test. Together with David Warner, Marcus Harris would open the batting, while Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood’s pace trio will like to put the SCG disappointment behind them and start at the Gabba again.
Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will witness five days of tests because there are chances of rain on days 2, 4 and 5. The temperature will range from 23 to 19°C,
The pitch at the Gabba will support the batsmen, at least for the first few days. The pitch will begin to help the bowlers as the match progresses. The team batting first should strive for a score of about 350. Picking to bat first is a preferable choice when winning the toss.
Tim Paine (c&wk), David Warner, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Marcus Harris
Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan/ Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Mayank Agarwal/Wriddhiman Saha
India vs Australia, 4th Test Dream 11:
Marnus Labuschagne (c), Tim Paine (wk), Steve Smith, David Warner, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mitchell Starc, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, Pat Cummins
The injuries hugely dented the chances for India. They have a strong batting line up, but their bowling looks too poor to challenge Australia. We’ll back Australia as this match’s winner. Let’s enjoy the exclusive offer when you bet with baji.live now!